Tuesday, January 29, 2008


As an African American Woman I acknowledge being an heir to slavery
It has taught me to respect and cherish freedom
I acknowledge the life of poverty
Because it allows me to greet prosperity with humbleness
I acknowledge the meaning of hate
Because it makes my love overwhelmingly enormous
I acknowledge what it means to be weak
Because in reality you have to be strong to survive
I acknowledge what it means to be homeless
Because it lets me appreciate the comfort of my shelter
I acknowledge what it means to have an education
Because it is the beginning of the foundation that will help take us through life
I acknowledge the signs of fear
Because it help me to extend comfort
I acknowledge the cries of the youth
Because I can reach out with compassion in my heart
I acknowledge the threat of Drugs and Diseases
It is destroying the core of our existence
I acknowledge the presence of bad
Because it lets me know that through good all things are possible
I acknowledge that there are changes to be made
And now that I can see some of them clearly
I shall let the changes begin,,,, In Me
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 1982


Joy came with the birth of a baby
Wrapped in swaddling clothes
Sleeping peacefully, away in a manger
Where wonderous stories foretold
A star from Bethlehem shined on the stable
To welcome that Joy to earth
Many were born before and after
But something different accompained this birth
Baby Jesus was born of a Virgin
His father was from Heaven above
Sent down here as a sacrifice for all
To show us his undying love
He came into the world just as you and I
But will be remembered as our only true friend
One that incurred a great deal of pain
So that we may be pardoned for our sins
My what Joy filled this earth
The night Baby Jesus was born
Three wisemen came bearing gifts of gladness
To see the one that they had waited for so long
Remember this day the birth of that baby
And the joy that happen long ago
Share it with your children and give them the meaning
So that one day they to shall know
The season of giving is not just a present
It's Love and Joy that abide within the soul
Taught by the baby that was lying in a manger
Wrapped in swaddling clothes
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 1982


In the bible days there was a Burning Bush
And yet the fire consumed it not
And the man chosen by God went up on the mountain side
To seek out and to find that spot
The Burning Bush was an outlet God used
To draw the mold that he had chosen by hand
Someone that was once wealthy and royal
But in the end, just an ordinary man
The spot that he found was filled with knowledge
That at the time only he could hear
God revealed his throughts to the mind of that man
Making his purpose in life very clear
To bring forth a nation that was bound by tradition
To where the bush burned on that day
To step out into a world that knew him not anymore
A place where as a boy he use to play
This mission I send you on it won't be easy
You can except these words to be true
But go in my name using the rod as your weapon
And I will be there to see you through
And when the journey from bondage is ended
They will kneel down on this mountain to Thee
The prophecy given will have been fulfilled
That one day My people shall be free
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 1982

Saturday, January 26, 2008


The little house that sits on a hill
Surrounded by love and warmth at will
The windows were clouded from the fog at night
Made it seem to me that everything was alright
As a child I thought that nothing could go wrong
But at a young age in my life, I knew I had to be strong
In the beginning our little family was all that we had
We didn't have much else, but the love kept us from being sad
We sheltered each other to prevent harm and pain
Not knowing that what lies ahead was a whole lot of rain
How could life so comforting, go so very wrong
But then one day in mid december I woke up all alone
The man that meant the world to me I could see was no longer there
My father decided that life meant nothing, not here or any where
That morning in early december, the rain blanket the skies
At the end of that dreary day, water was pouring from beneath my eyes
Because the one person that I needed the most, I knew I would never again see
Now there was no one, no one at all, no one left for me
I finally managed to move on with my life, and some how I made it through
But there is one question that remain in my heart,,,,, Daddy what happen to you
What was going on in your mind that you felt you couldn't share
I thought we made a promise to each other, That no matter what, we would always be there
But that day so many years ago, you chose to be all alone
And everything that we held so dear, was suddenly all gone
Not only did you take your life, but you took a part of me
A place in my heart remains empty, that pain won't let me be free
Suicide is not the answer, It's the ending to every thing
Consider the people you will leave behind, and the heartache your actions will bring
The pain that I felt many years ago, I still remember it to this day
And no matter how hard I try to forget, that pain just won't go away
Sleep well Daddy and be at peace, these words from my heart are true
And always remember everyday of my life, I am constantly thinking of you
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 1982


The day you pledged your love to me
Was a day I will never forget
As we promise to Love , Honor, and Protect
As of today, you haven't failed me yet
I look to you for Comfort and Strength
In the good times and in the bad
You are always there to share the smiles on my face
And there when I'm feeling really sad
I know there were times when we had our differences
And we felt like we wouldn't make it through
But with Love for each other, and Faith in our pledge
This journey was meant for me and you
It's been awhile since we pledged our vows, to join with one another
And I say to you my love, on the renewal of our lives
For you and I, there could be no other
Always my darling, with patience and trust
We will continue to be joined as one
And our love will blossom, as precious as a rose
Like it was when we first begun
Pauline P. Williams


I am a tree that stands tall and strong
My branches are long and wide
My roots flow deeply from beneath the soil
Reaching out from side to side
At certain times of the year I began to sprout leaves
Different forms, shapes & colors
And then there are those times when my limbs are bare
Looking similar to all the others
Next door to me stood a tree very small
And I watched it grow as tall as me
It's branches stretched out, they grew big and bold
For everyone in the neighborhood to see
Here we were in our own little space
Standing out from within a crowd
Making a statement as to who we are
Our words were silent, but they were proud
As people pass by, they admired our beauty
Not realizing that we have a soul
That heat when it's hot, Drips when it's wet
And shivers the times it get cold
There is a big difference between you and me
I'm there for you both day and night
When you need someone to lean on, or a quiet place to sit
I will shield you from the morning light
Will you take a minute and think about
How proud I am of me
That Life does live within my roots
Even though to some, I'm just a tree.
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 1982

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


A Willing Mind, Love, Courage, Compassion, Determination, Honesty
First you will need a Willing Mind, to start the journey at hand,
To make a step to travel alone, until you reach the Promise Land.
Next you will need a Box of Love, for each and every one,
Stirring it up into your Heart, so the meal will be completely done.
Then there's a splash of Courage, you will need this each and every day,
To convince the ones that don't believe that the Lord is the only way.
Don't forget Compassion, for the ones that are blinded by sin,
Your whole purpose in life is to helping them, so that oneday thay can enter in.
Then there's Determination, for the hills that you have to climb,
To ensure when Christ returns again, You wont be left behind.
Last but not least is Honesty, for the people that want to hear,
Be honest with them, and yourself, and the fruits will certainly appear.
Take all these Ingredient and Mix them together, Apply them to your Soul,
When the food is prepared, And the meal is done,
We will meet in the Street Paved With Gold.
Pauline P. Williams
Cpoyright 1982


Black is very beautiful for as far as you can see,
It is shared by others, all over the world just take a look at you and me.
Sometimes we often wonder, how can this old saying be true,
Well I'm here right now, bearing all kinds of gifts, with a message just for you.
Be proud that you are Black Men and Women, let your light shine bright and tall,
Having Strength, Courage, Love, and Peace, which are found within us all.
We have worked our way up Jacob's ladder, Caring our burdens with us as we climb,
With hopes of Equality, Education, and Freedom, so often we toed the line.
Many times our dreams are shattered and broken, Our skin battered and bruised with pain,
Take pride in who you are, as our Ancestors did, and never forgetting what they helped us to obtain.
Being Black does not represent disgrace or shame,
We are all unique which is part of the whole plan,
So Rise, Shine, and Take your place,
In God's eyes, We are equal throughout the land.
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 1982

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


When the clouds move over the sun, and darken the day as night,
I looked up and there was you, helping me to regain my sight.
When the mountains came together, closing on both sides of me,
I wondered what could I do, to help myself become free.
When I tried to cross the river, to get to the other side,
I looked up and there was you, offering me a ride.
When the breath inside of me shortened, as though I could not breathe,
I wanted to run so very bad, but I knew I could not leave.
When the dawn comes, and it's time to rest, I close my eyes to sleep,
I looked up in my dreams and there was you, offering me a world of peace.
Through all the trials that I have had, there's one thing that remains to be true,
Through the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, I looked up, and there was always you.
Pauline P. Williams
copyright 1982


I am a very special person, there's no one else like me,
From the very day that I was created, my inner most beauty was set free.
With a grain of dust, my life emerged, a miracle sight to behold,
Sprouting up from beneath the earth, shining just like pure gold.
I was born like a twinkling star, that glimmers late at night,
Up in the sky with so many others, preparing to take my flight.
When I look at myself in the mirror, the reflection that I can see,
Is a special addition added to life, that person that I see is me.
I sparkle just like a diamond, that's placed on a brides hand,
My glow inside, I carry that with me, as part of my daily plan.
Have faith in yourself, and be encouraged, even though you may sometimes feel blue,
And always remember, that special person you seek,
Has been there all the time......In You.
Pauline P. Williams
copyright 1982


The Voices of Many Standing as One
As the sun came up early that morning, and it beamed down brightly our way,
It brought about a promise to all, of yet another precious day.
Lives were intertwining as the normal pace begin,
No one could ever imagine how that precious day would end.
Out of the skies came a horrible roar, from the sound of a very large bird,
Impacting the lives of so many people, like no one has ever heard.
Devastation and anger griped a nation, while millions were watching from home,
A senseless attack on innocent people, and in a flash that precious day was suddenly gone.
Understanding why is difficult at the moment, for those that are left behind,
The images remain of that horrible act, is forever etched in our minds.
I know not if words can comfort right now, at this time while everyone grieves,
For the hopes and dreams of so many lost lives, which still is so hard to believe.
Compassion is a precious gift we now share, instilling unity into the heart of every man,
Though tragedy has happened right before our very eyes, we've witnessed love, and comfort, throughout the land.
Our wounds are deep, but one day they will heal, if we strengthen one another in the days to come,
Remember to pray for everyone in every home, as our people stand together as one.
May God continue to bless us all in the days to come.
Pauline P. Williams
Copyright 2006